Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is the national youth theatre company. We exist to connect young people with the professional theatre industry locally, regionally and nationally. It’s the principle on which the company was founded in 1963. It’s what drives us today.
Australian Theatre for Young People specialises in integrating professional theatre practice with supportive youth theatre process. We love working with all levels of the arts industry, from the most celebrated national companies to the smallest youth theatres. Our work supports young people from their first theatre experience to their first professional production.
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Yuwaalaraay playwright Hannah Belanszky and Kalkadoon director Abbie-lee Lewis bring their exceptional talent to the stage for Saplings, a collection of hilarious and heartbreaking stories born from workshops with young people experiencing the youth justice system from Marrickville to Moree.
For nearly 60 years, ATYP has used theatre experiences to enrich the lives of young people. ATYP continues this legacy to nurture today’s young Australians, the next generation of creators, thinkers and leaders with a bevy of engaging drama and writing workshops, yearly production seasons, writing programs and a youth advisory panel.
With your generous gift, you too can play a role in the delivery of transformational theatre programs that positively impact the lives of thousands of young Australians each year.